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Brooks Laich Says He 'Cries All the Time' Amid Divorce from Julianne Hough

Brooks Laich is opening up about his emotions.

During a new episode of his How Men Think podcast, the 37-year-old former NHL player said it has taken him a while to learn how to express himself in a healthy way after feeling “unemotional in personal relationships.”

“I cry all the time and it’s wonderful. It’s something I’ve recently learned since the passing of our two dogs,” Brooks said in reference to the death of dogs Lexi and Harley in 2019, whom he shared with ex-wife Julianne Hough.

“I’ve learned how to honor emotions in the moment and let them come up and through me and out of me, and a lot of times that’s through crying,” Brooks continued. “And you know me … I played pro hockey for 15 years, threw dudes into dudes. I’m a dude. But I love being able to release emotion truthfully, organically, in the moment [and] not suppress it.”

Brooks went on to say that he used to “stuff” his feelings, but realized it was “not healthy” to do.

“It’s liberating to allow and give yourself the grace and the capacity to just allow that emotion to live and come out. And then it’s like, ‘Oh, god. That felt great,’” Brooks shared. “I’ve just learned that, and it is so liberating to honor those emotions and let them come to life. And then they don’t persist with you.”

Brooks‘ comments about his emotions comes after it was revealed that Julianne had officially filed for divorce after three years of marriage.

The filing comes after they announced in May that they had separated.

Find out more about their split here.

Here's Why Julianne Hough Ended Things with Brooks Laich

There were rumors that Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich were trying to reconcile after splitting up earlier this year.

However, the 32-year-old dancer, singer, and actress filed for divorce from Brooks, 37, earlier this week, officially ending things.

A source is now speaking out about why things did not work out.

“They were trying to get their marriage to work for a long time,” a source told People. “They both made many changes and compromised, but it just wasn’t enough. They don’t have the same vision for the future.”

Find out what the estranged couple were apparently trying to do to get back together amid all sorts of rumors.

So far, neither Brooks nor Julianne have publicly commented on the divorce.

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Julianne Hough Has Filed For Divorce From Brooks Laich

It’s officially over for Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich.

The 32-year-old former Dancing With the Stars pro and actress has filed for divorce from the 37-year-old former hockey player, TMZ reports.

Julianne and Brooks have been separated since May 2020, and were trying to give their marriage another shot, but it seems that things didn’t work out.

The couple met and dated for several years before getting married in 2017.

Julianne and Brooks had been quarantining in separate states as the pandemic swept over the country, with him relocating to Idaho to work on their home there.

“I’ve been on my own. My husband is in Idaho doing lots of yard work…and so we’re kind of doing our separate things right now. But it’s really been a magical time,” she had said at the time during an interview with Oprah magazine.

Just before announcing their separation, Julianne was spotted out with this British film star.

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Julianne Hough & Brooks Laich Are 'Hoping' to Reconcile, Working on 'Being Open & Respectful'

It looks like Julianne Hough and her estranged husband Brooks Laich are trying to make things work after announcing their separation back in May of 2020.

Julianne and Brooks both want to try to make things work,” a source told ET. “Friends closest to them see this time as very positive.”

They are “hoping for a full reconciliation.”

“They missed being together and they both realized they’d taken each other for granted,” the source added, saying they are “both working on being open and respectful of each other.”

Last month, the pair were seen out to lunch together amid reports that they were “considering” getting back together. Well, it looks like things are heading in a good direction according to this new source report!

Julianne Hough & Brooks Laich Spotted at Lunch in L.A., 'Considering' Getting Back Together

Exactly three months after they confirmed their separation, it appears there’s a chance that Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich might reconcile their relationship!

The 32-year-old dancer and actress and the 37-year-old former hockey player were spotted having lunch together on Thursday (August 27) in Los Angeles.

A source has told People that Brooks wants to get back together with Julianne and she’s “considering” it.

Brooks really still wants to make it work and she’s considering it but taking her time. He’s open to whatever it will take,” the source said. “Julianne likes the idea of freedom but doesn’t want to lose such a good, solid guy. Everyone who knows him knows how grounded and great he is. Her friends and family don’t want her to lose someone like that.”

Julianne had Brooks by her side at her birthday party last month.

Julianne Hough Celebrates 32nd Birthday with Ex Brooks Laich

Julianne Hough is loving life at 32!

The former Dancing with the Stars pro celebrated her 32nd birthday on Saturday (July 25) with a surprise pool party.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Julianne Hough

Helping Julianne celebrate her birthday was her ex-husband Brooks Laich and BFF Nina Dobrev. Nina took to her Instagram Story to share a ton of photos and videos from Julianne‘s party.

In one post, Julianne jumps onto a raft in the pool while Brooks laughs in the background.

On her own Instagram Story, Julianne shared a pic along with the caption, “Feeling super loved right now.”

Julianne and Brooks announced back in May that they were separating after three years of marriage. The two have remained friendly, with Julianne often commenting on Brooks Instagram posts.

It was recently reported that Brooks is “still open” to giving their marriage another shot.

Julianne officially turned 32 on Monday, July 20.

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Brooks Laich is Reportedly 'Still Open' to Reconciling with Julianne Hough

Brooks Laich isn’t giving up hope on his marriage with Julianne Hough just yet.

The 37-year-old retired hockey player is “definitely still open to getting back together with Julianne,” a source shared with People.

“If that were an option, he would be all in,” the source continued. “Her friends and family love him, and everyone is pulling for him. He’s a great guy, and they would love to see Julianne give things another chance.”

Back in May, the 32-year-old Dancing with the Stars pro and Brooks announced that they had separated after three years of marriage.

News of their split came after months of speculation, especially since Brooks was quarantining in Idaho while Julianne quarantined in Los Angeles.

Find out what Julianne wrote on a thirst trap Brooks recently posted.